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Totally laparoscopic liver resection, very low anterior resection and excision of common iliac artery lymph nodes in a patient with rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases
This is the case of a 62-year-old lady who presented with rectal bleeding four months earlier. Rectosigmoidoscopy, contrast enhanced thoraco-abdominal CT-scan, and pelvic MRI were obtained. A T3 N2 rectal adenocarcinoma 6cm proximal to the dentate line was detected. CT-scan showed that the patient had two liver metastases: one was a 4cm mass located in liver segment II and the other one 1.5cm in liver segment V. Due to the presence of suspected common iliac artery lymph nodes as determined by CT-scan, PET-CT was also obtained, which demonstrated an 18F FDG uptake in the corresponding lymph nodes. A simultaneous resection of all malignant structures was decided upon. With the patient placed in a modified lithotomy position, five trocars were inserted in the upper quadrants to start with liver resection. Left lateral sectionectomy was performed first. After resection of the lesion situated in liver segment V, which was completed without a cholecystectomy, attention was turned towards the rectal procedure. The patient was placed in a Trendelenburg position with the left side tilted upwards. Two additional trocars were placed to facilitate handling. After IMA and IMV division, a standard total mesorectal excision procedure was completed. Common iliac artery lymph nodes were then harvested. The anastomosis was performed using a double-stapling technique. A diverting ileostomy was also fashioned.
MF Can
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
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16:08
Totally laparoscopic liver resection, very low anterior resection and excision of common iliac artery lymph nodes in a patient with rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases
This is the case of a 62-year-old lady who presented with rectal bleeding four months earlier. Rectosigmoidoscopy, contrast enhanced thoraco-abdominal CT-scan, and pelvic MRI were obtained. A T3 N2 rectal adenocarcinoma 6cm proximal to the dentate line was detected. CT-scan showed that the patient had two liver metastases: one was a 4cm mass located in liver segment II and the other one 1.5cm in liver segment V. Due to the presence of suspected common iliac artery lymph nodes as determined by CT-scan, PET-CT was also obtained, which demonstrated an 18F FDG uptake in the corresponding lymph nodes. A simultaneous resection of all malignant structures was decided upon. With the patient placed in a modified lithotomy position, five trocars were inserted in the upper quadrants to start with liver resection. Left lateral sectionectomy was performed first. After resection of the lesion situated in liver segment V, which was completed without a cholecystectomy, attention was turned towards the rectal procedure. The patient was placed in a Trendelenburg position with the left side tilted upwards. Two additional trocars were placed to facilitate handling. After IMA and IMV division, a standard total mesorectal excision procedure was completed. Common iliac artery lymph nodes were then harvested. The anastomosis was performed using a double-stapling technique. A diverting ileostomy was also fashioned.
Laparoscopic partial liver resection for hepatocellular adenoma
We report a laparoscopic partial liver resection for a large hepatocellular adenoma. This is the case of a 34-year-old patient with several small hepatic nodules. One out of three nodules was a 13cm hepatocellular adenoma, which was found to be located in Couinaud’s segments V and VI. After clamping via blood flow occlusion, parenchymal transection was performed along the outer edge of the tumor using a Sonicision™ Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device and an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. After liver resection, cholecystectomy was performed. The postoperative outcome was uneventful. Final pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of an inflammatory type of hepatocellular adenoma.
P Pessaux, T Urade, T Wakabayashi, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
1760 views
5 likes
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05:51
Laparoscopic partial liver resection for hepatocellular adenoma
We report a laparoscopic partial liver resection for a large hepatocellular adenoma. This is the case of a 34-year-old patient with several small hepatic nodules. One out of three nodules was a 13cm hepatocellular adenoma, which was found to be located in Couinaud’s segments V and VI. After clamping via blood flow occlusion, parenchymal transection was performed along the outer edge of the tumor using a Sonicision™ Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device and an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. After liver resection, cholecystectomy was performed. The postoperative outcome was uneventful. Final pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of an inflammatory type of hepatocellular adenoma.
Laparoscopic treatment of a hydatid cyst of the liver in children
Introduction:
Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm. Laparoscopic treatment of a hydatid cyst of the liver remains controversial and few series have been published. The aim of this work is to present a case of liver hydatid cyst in an 8-year-old girl treated laparoscopically.
Case presentation:
An 8-year-old child was admitted to our department for the management of a voluminous liver hydatid cyst. The patient underwent a thoraco-abdominal CT-scan, which concluded to a left lobe liver hydatid cyst. The laparoscopic open access is achieved at the umbilicus using a 10mm port. Carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum pressure is maintained at 10mmHg. Two other 5mm ports are introduced in the right and left hypochondrium. A 0-degree laparoscope is then used. The cyst is protected by means of pads filled with a 10% hypertonic saline solution. After we proceed to a puncture aspiration of the cyst, sterilization is achieved via injection of a hypertonic saline solution during 15 minutes, then reaspiration is performed with a Veress needle. The cyst is opened with a coagulating hook and the proligerous membrane is removed and put in a bag. The last step is the resection of the dome and the search for biliary fistula. We drained the residual cavity. The pads are removed. The Redon drain was removed on day 2 and the patient was discharged from hospital on postoperative day 3. Postoperatively, the patient was put on albendazole (10mg/kg) for one month.
Conclusion:
Laparoscopy stands for an excellent approach to the treatment of a hydatid cyst of the liver in children by respecting appropriate indications.
R Adjerid, F Sebaa, N Otsmane, A Khelifaoui
Surgical intervention
9 months ago
1714 views
9 likes
1 comment
05:13
Laparoscopic treatment of a hydatid cyst of the liver in children
Introduction:
Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm. Laparoscopic treatment of a hydatid cyst of the liver remains controversial and few series have been published. The aim of this work is to present a case of liver hydatid cyst in an 8-year-old girl treated laparoscopically.
Case presentation:
An 8-year-old child was admitted to our department for the management of a voluminous liver hydatid cyst. The patient underwent a thoraco-abdominal CT-scan, which concluded to a left lobe liver hydatid cyst. The laparoscopic open access is achieved at the umbilicus using a 10mm port. Carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum pressure is maintained at 10mmHg. Two other 5mm ports are introduced in the right and left hypochondrium. A 0-degree laparoscope is then used. The cyst is protected by means of pads filled with a 10% hypertonic saline solution. After we proceed to a puncture aspiration of the cyst, sterilization is achieved via injection of a hypertonic saline solution during 15 minutes, then reaspiration is performed with a Veress needle. The cyst is opened with a coagulating hook and the proligerous membrane is removed and put in a bag. The last step is the resection of the dome and the search for biliary fistula. We drained the residual cavity. The pads are removed. The Redon drain was removed on day 2 and the patient was discharged from hospital on postoperative day 3. Postoperatively, the patient was put on albendazole (10mg/kg) for one month.
Conclusion:
Laparoscopy stands for an excellent approach to the treatment of a hydatid cyst of the liver in children by respecting appropriate indications.
Pure laparoscopic Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein Ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS)
This is the case of a 75-year old female patient with a medical history of bilateral mastectomy due to cancer, which occurred 30 and 15 years before referral. She was treated using adjuvant chemotherapy (tamoxifen) and radiotherapy, and had a liver-related kidney donation. The patient was found asymptomatic when she underwent a control abdominal ultrasound, which showed a 6cm hepatic mass in liver segments V and VI. A hepatic MRI was performed and showed a single liver lesion (68mm in diameter) located in the right liver lobe, and a PET-CT-scan demonstrated an increased hypermetabolic activity of the lesion without other systemic tumor dissemination. A laparoscopic right hepatectomy was scheduled. A laparoscopic surgery was performed. Laparoscopic exploration revealed multiple bilateral lesions, and an intraoperative ultrasound demonstrated a lesion in liver segment IV. An ALPPS approach was considered.
There were no complications and the patient was discharged on the third postoperative day.
J Pekolj, F Alvarez, P Huespe, J Montagné, M Palavecino
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
1291 views
79 likes
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08:17
Pure laparoscopic Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein Ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS)
This is the case of a 75-year old female patient with a medical history of bilateral mastectomy due to cancer, which occurred 30 and 15 years before referral. She was treated using adjuvant chemotherapy (tamoxifen) and radiotherapy, and had a liver-related kidney donation. The patient was found asymptomatic when she underwent a control abdominal ultrasound, which showed a 6cm hepatic mass in liver segments V and VI. A hepatic MRI was performed and showed a single liver lesion (68mm in diameter) located in the right liver lobe, and a PET-CT-scan demonstrated an increased hypermetabolic activity of the lesion without other systemic tumor dissemination. A laparoscopic right hepatectomy was scheduled. A laparoscopic surgery was performed. Laparoscopic exploration revealed multiple bilateral lesions, and an intraoperative ultrasound demonstrated a lesion in liver segment IV. An ALPPS approach was considered.
There were no complications and the patient was discharged on the third postoperative day.
Robotic left lateral sectionectomy in cirrhotic liver
Background: Laparoscopy for cirrhotic patients can reduce intraoperative bleeding and postoperative morbidity when compared to open surgery. Liver robotic surgery remains a work in progress and only few series reported this approach for cirrhotic patients.
Methods: This is the case of a 62-year-old man with hepatitis C virus and alcoholic cirrhosis (MELD score 10, Child-Pugh score A6) with a single lesion in liver segment III and close to its pedicle.
Results: Intraoperative ultrasound was used to confirm findings on preoperative imaging.
Parenchymal transection was made with an ultrasonic scalpel, monopolar and bipolar cautery with no Pringle’s maneuver. Linear staplers were used to control left lobe inflow and outflow. The specimen was removed through a Pfannenstiel incision. The estimated blood loss was 100mL, and the postoperative course was uneventful. Pathological findings confirmed a 2.5cm hepatocellular carcinoma, with negative margins, and a cirrhotic parenchyma.
Conclusion: Robotic left lateral sectionectomy seems to be as feasible as the conventional laparoscopic approach in selected cirrhotic patients.
R Araujo, LA de Castro, F Felippe, D Burgardt, D Wohnrath
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
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165 likes
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07:47
Robotic left lateral sectionectomy in cirrhotic liver
Background: Laparoscopy for cirrhotic patients can reduce intraoperative bleeding and postoperative morbidity when compared to open surgery. Liver robotic surgery remains a work in progress and only few series reported this approach for cirrhotic patients.
Methods: This is the case of a 62-year-old man with hepatitis C virus and alcoholic cirrhosis (MELD score 10, Child-Pugh score A6) with a single lesion in liver segment III and close to its pedicle.
Results: Intraoperative ultrasound was used to confirm findings on preoperative imaging.
Parenchymal transection was made with an ultrasonic scalpel, monopolar and bipolar cautery with no Pringle’s maneuver. Linear staplers were used to control left lobe inflow and outflow. The specimen was removed through a Pfannenstiel incision. The estimated blood loss was 100mL, and the postoperative course was uneventful. Pathological findings confirmed a 2.5cm hepatocellular carcinoma, with negative margins, and a cirrhotic parenchyma.
Conclusion: Robotic left lateral sectionectomy seems to be as feasible as the conventional laparoscopic approach in selected cirrhotic patients.
Laparoscopic resection of colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII with transthoracic port-site insertion using ultrasonography and augmented reality
We report the case of a laparoscopic resection in a patient presenting with a colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII of the liver, with transthoracic trocar insertion. The patient is placed in a lateral decubitus position. Four ports are introduced. After exploration of the peritoneal cavity and ultrasound examination, the intervention is begun with the control of the hepatic pedicle. The right liver is mobilized. As the position of the scope is not ideal, an improved vision is searched for using simulation tools. The subcostal port allows for an optimal view. The 5mm port is switched to a 12mm port, allowing for the placement of the scope. A 5mm port is then placed transthoracically in order to start the hepatotomy. The hepatotomy is performed under a full pedicular clamping, which takes 20 minutes. Dissection is started 2cm around the lesion. The specimen is placed in a bag and extracted through a slightly enlarged 12mm port. After hemostatic control, the tape around the pedicle is removed. The cavity is extensively cleansed. The pneumoperitoneum is reduced and one can observe that there is no bleeding. A thoracic drain is positioned at the level of the 5mm port placed transthoracically. The diaphragmatic port opening site is closed.
P Pessaux, J Hallet, R Memeo, S Tzedakis, V De Blasi, D Mutter, J Marescaux, L Soler
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
1728 views
58 likes
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13:06
Laparoscopic resection of colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII with transthoracic port-site insertion using ultrasonography and augmented reality
We report the case of a laparoscopic resection in a patient presenting with a colorectal liver metastasis in segment VII of the liver, with transthoracic trocar insertion. The patient is placed in a lateral decubitus position. Four ports are introduced. After exploration of the peritoneal cavity and ultrasound examination, the intervention is begun with the control of the hepatic pedicle. The right liver is mobilized. As the position of the scope is not ideal, an improved vision is searched for using simulation tools. The subcostal port allows for an optimal view. The 5mm port is switched to a 12mm port, allowing for the placement of the scope. A 5mm port is then placed transthoracically in order to start the hepatotomy. The hepatotomy is performed under a full pedicular clamping, which takes 20 minutes. Dissection is started 2cm around the lesion. The specimen is placed in a bag and extracted through a slightly enlarged 12mm port. After hemostatic control, the tape around the pedicle is removed. The cavity is extensively cleansed. The pneumoperitoneum is reduced and one can observe that there is no bleeding. A thoracic drain is positioned at the level of the 5mm port placed transthoracically. The diaphragmatic port opening site is closed.
Laparoscopic right hepatectomy on cirrhotic liver after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and portal vein embolization (PVE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
We reported the case of a 70-year-old man in whom an F4 cirrhosis and a well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma were evidenced and managed by a laparoscopic right hepatectomy after transarterial chemoembolization and portal vein embolization. The operation starts with the control of the hepatic pedicle. A Doppler ultrasound is performed. It will reveal the relation of the lesion with the vein. The different right hepatic structures are identified, clipped and divided. Mobilization of the right liver is then initiated. The gallbladder, which is kept in place, is used for traction purposes. Parenchymal transection is begun with the assistance of Ultracision®, Aquamantys®, and Dissectron®. The portal structure and the hepatic vein are identified. The parenchymotomy is carried on and the identification of the right hepatic vein is going to be achieved. The origin of the right hepatic vein is dissected at its upper part and its lower part, in order to encircle it with a tape and divide it with a stapler. Once completed, the medial part of the right triangular ligament is further divided. Mobilization is continued on the same part from both sides, changing traction. The right liver is placed in a bag and removed. The cavity is cleansed. The hemostasis and biliostasis are controlled on the transection.
P Pessaux, R Memeo, J Hargat, S Tzedakis, D Mutter, J Marescaux, L Soler
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
2081 views
42 likes
0 comments
08:07
Laparoscopic right hepatectomy on cirrhotic liver after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and portal vein embolization (PVE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
We reported the case of a 70-year-old man in whom an F4 cirrhosis and a well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma were evidenced and managed by a laparoscopic right hepatectomy after transarterial chemoembolization and portal vein embolization. The operation starts with the control of the hepatic pedicle. A Doppler ultrasound is performed. It will reveal the relation of the lesion with the vein. The different right hepatic structures are identified, clipped and divided. Mobilization of the right liver is then initiated. The gallbladder, which is kept in place, is used for traction purposes. Parenchymal transection is begun with the assistance of Ultracision®, Aquamantys®, and Dissectron®. The portal structure and the hepatic vein are identified. The parenchymotomy is carried on and the identification of the right hepatic vein is going to be achieved. The origin of the right hepatic vein is dissected at its upper part and its lower part, in order to encircle it with a tape and divide it with a stapler. Once completed, the medial part of the right triangular ligament is further divided. Mobilization is continued on the same part from both sides, changing traction. The right liver is placed in a bag and removed. The cavity is cleansed. The hemostasis and biliostasis are controlled on the transection.
Anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplantation
Biliary stricture is the most frequent complication after liver transplantation, and ranges from 5 to 32%. Biliary strictures in transplanted patients can be anastomotic and non-anastomotic. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first-line treatment modality for anastomotic biliary strictures and in selected cases of non-anastomotic biliary strictures. Anastomotic biliary strictures arise at the site of the choledocho-choledochostomy. ERCP with multiple plastic stent placements is the first-line treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures, with long-term success rates ranging from 90 to 100%. Also covered self-expandable metal stents can be used for dilation of these strictures, but not routinely.
I Boškoski, RA Ciurezu, I Crisan, L Guerriero, F Habersetzer, M Bouhadjar, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
1500 views
68 likes
0 comments
09:31
Anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplantation
Biliary stricture is the most frequent complication after liver transplantation, and ranges from 5 to 32%. Biliary strictures in transplanted patients can be anastomotic and non-anastomotic. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first-line treatment modality for anastomotic biliary strictures and in selected cases of non-anastomotic biliary strictures. Anastomotic biliary strictures arise at the site of the choledocho-choledochostomy. ERCP with multiple plastic stent placements is the first-line treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures, with long-term success rates ranging from 90 to 100%. Also covered self-expandable metal stents can be used for dilation of these strictures, but not routinely.
Pure laparoscopic posterior sectionectomy and wedge resections for bilobar colorectal liver metastases
We report the case of a 74-year-old gentleman who underwent a laparoscopic liver resection for bilobar colorectal liver metastases. The patient presented with newly diagnosed liver metastases one year after undergoing a right hemi-colectomy followed by six cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy for a T3N1 adenocarcinoma. After six cycles of preoperative systemic therapy, a 30 percent reduction in the volume of the liver lesions is obtained. Preoperative three-dimensional reconstruction of the cross-sectional imaging is obtained to plan a laparoscopic liver resection. Virtual hepatectomy is then performed using the virtual three-dimensional model. Five trocars are used as depicted. The camera is initially positioned in a 10mm umbilical port. It will be placed in a 12mm port during parenchymal transection. The subxiphoid port is used by the assistant for liver traction and suctioning. The procedure is initiated by lyzing adhesions that resulted from the previous cholecystectomy and right hemi-colectomy. An umbilical tape is placed around the portal pedicle for eventual intermittent clamping during the resection. An intraoperative ultrasound confirms that no additional lesions are present. The transection line is drawn on the liver surface under ultrasound guidance.
The portal pedicle is clamped to begin the parenchymal transection. The liver capsule is first divided using an energy device. Deeper parenchymal transection is performed with an ultrasonic dissector. After 15 minutes, the pedicle clamping is taken down by melting and extracting the proximal clip previously placed. This procedure will be repeated throughout the parenchymal transection to obtain a posterior sectionectomy. Hemostasis of the transected liver is obtained. A non-anatomical segment III resection is then performed. Finally, the fourth lesion is resected with a non-anatomical segment IV resection. These specimens are placed in a bag and extracted through a small extension of the umbilical port.
P Pessaux, J Hallet, R Memeo, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
4 years ago
1845 views
56 likes
0 comments
10:01
Pure laparoscopic posterior sectionectomy and wedge resections for bilobar colorectal liver metastases
We report the case of a 74-year-old gentleman who underwent a laparoscopic liver resection for bilobar colorectal liver metastases. The patient presented with newly diagnosed liver metastases one year after undergoing a right hemi-colectomy followed by six cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy for a T3N1 adenocarcinoma. After six cycles of preoperative systemic therapy, a 30 percent reduction in the volume of the liver lesions is obtained. Preoperative three-dimensional reconstruction of the cross-sectional imaging is obtained to plan a laparoscopic liver resection. Virtual hepatectomy is then performed using the virtual three-dimensional model. Five trocars are used as depicted. The camera is initially positioned in a 10mm umbilical port. It will be placed in a 12mm port during parenchymal transection. The subxiphoid port is used by the assistant for liver traction and suctioning. The procedure is initiated by lyzing adhesions that resulted from the previous cholecystectomy and right hemi-colectomy. An umbilical tape is placed around the portal pedicle for eventual intermittent clamping during the resection. An intraoperative ultrasound confirms that no additional lesions are present. The transection line is drawn on the liver surface under ultrasound guidance.
The portal pedicle is clamped to begin the parenchymal transection. The liver capsule is first divided using an energy device. Deeper parenchymal transection is performed with an ultrasonic dissector. After 15 minutes, the pedicle clamping is taken down by melting and extracting the proximal clip previously placed. This procedure will be repeated throughout the parenchymal transection to obtain a posterior sectionectomy. Hemostasis of the transected liver is obtained. A non-anatomical segment III resection is then performed. Finally, the fourth lesion is resected with a non-anatomical segment IV resection. These specimens are placed in a bag and extracted through a small extension of the umbilical port.
Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocarcinoma on cirrhotic liver
We report the case of a 73-year old patient presenting with a Child-Pugh class A5, post-viral B cirrhosis, with no portal hypertension in which a laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy is performed for hepatocarcinoma. Four ports are placed. Parenchymal transection is marked approximately 1cm to the left of the falciform ligament and parenchymal transection is initiated. With intermittent clamping, hepatotomy is performed painstakingly and progressively, and every vascular or biliary structure that one comes across is either clipped, or coagulated. The specimen is extracted using a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision. Pathological findings confirm the presence of a hepatocarcinoma on a cirrhotic liver. No drainage was used. The postoperative outcome was uneventful. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 6.
P Pessaux, D Ntourakis, M Shen, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
2178 views
54 likes
0 comments
10:24
Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocarcinoma on cirrhotic liver
We report the case of a 73-year old patient presenting with a Child-Pugh class A5, post-viral B cirrhosis, with no portal hypertension in which a laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy is performed for hepatocarcinoma. Four ports are placed. Parenchymal transection is marked approximately 1cm to the left of the falciform ligament and parenchymal transection is initiated. With intermittent clamping, hepatotomy is performed painstakingly and progressively, and every vascular or biliary structure that one comes across is either clipped, or coagulated. The specimen is extracted using a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision. Pathological findings confirm the presence of a hepatocarcinoma on a cirrhotic liver. No drainage was used. The postoperative outcome was uneventful. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 6.
The VERSA LIFTER BAND™: a new option for liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
During laparoscopic bariatric procedures in morbidly obese patients, the surgeon's operative view is often obscured by the hypertrophic adipose left lobe of the liver.
To provide adequate operative views and working space, an appropriate retraction of the left liver lobe is required.
The use of a conventional liver retractor mandates an additional subxiphoid wound, resulting in patient discomfort for pain and scar formation, with the additional risk of iatrogenic liver injury during retraction maneuvers.
To overcome these limitations, we present the use of a simple, rapid, and safe technique for liver retraction using the VERSA LIFTER™ Band disposable liver suspension system or retractor.
A D'Urso, M Vix, B Dallemagne, HA Mercoli, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
1719 views
38 likes
0 comments
03:48
The VERSA LIFTER BAND™: a new option for liver retraction in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
During laparoscopic bariatric procedures in morbidly obese patients, the surgeon's operative view is often obscured by the hypertrophic adipose left lobe of the liver.
To provide adequate operative views and working space, an appropriate retraction of the left liver lobe is required.
The use of a conventional liver retractor mandates an additional subxiphoid wound, resulting in patient discomfort for pain and scar formation, with the additional risk of iatrogenic liver injury during retraction maneuvers.
To overcome these limitations, we present the use of a simple, rapid, and safe technique for liver retraction using the VERSA LIFTER™ Band disposable liver suspension system or retractor.
Laparoscopic resection and radiofrequency thermal ablation for colorectal liver metastasis
We report a case of laparoscopic hepatic resection combined with radiofrequency thermoablation for colonic liver metastases. A 55-year old female patient underwent a laparoscopic right colectomy for a pT2N0 right colon adenocarcinoma and she presented 18 months after liver metastases. The procedure begins with the exploration of the entire peritoneal cavity and an intraoperative ultrasonography was performed. At the left liver lobe, the lesion situated at the upper part of segment 2 is identified, allowing for the placement of a 3cm radiofrequency needle within the lesion treated for 20 minutes. A clamping of the hepatic pedicle is then performed. An atypical resection of the liver’s 5th segment is decided upon. No drainage was used and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 5. The postoperative CT-scan confirmed the correct thermoablation of the lesion in segment 2 of the liver.
P Pessaux, D Ntourakis, S Varatharajah, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
2114 views
7 likes
0 comments
06:29
Laparoscopic resection and radiofrequency thermal ablation for colorectal liver metastasis
We report a case of laparoscopic hepatic resection combined with radiofrequency thermoablation for colonic liver metastases. A 55-year old female patient underwent a laparoscopic right colectomy for a pT2N0 right colon adenocarcinoma and she presented 18 months after liver metastases. The procedure begins with the exploration of the entire peritoneal cavity and an intraoperative ultrasonography was performed. At the left liver lobe, the lesion situated at the upper part of segment 2 is identified, allowing for the placement of a 3cm radiofrequency needle within the lesion treated for 20 minutes. A clamping of the hepatic pedicle is then performed. An atypical resection of the liver’s 5th segment is decided upon. No drainage was used and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 5. The postoperative CT-scan confirmed the correct thermoablation of the lesion in segment 2 of the liver.
Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic pericystectomy of liver segment 7
Background: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy has recently sparked interest mainly to improve cosmetic outcomes, while other potential advantages are currently under evaluation. This video presents a pericystectomy of liver segment 7 performed in a patient with a hydatic cyst.

Clinical case: A 26-year-old female, without any surgical history but with a body mass index of 20.6 kg/m2 consulted for a hepatic lesion. Preoperative work-up showed a hydatic cyst of liver segment 7 with renal adhesions. The procedure was performed using an 11mm reusable port to accommodate a 10mm, 30-degree standard length scope, reusable curved instruments according to Dapri (Karl Storz Endoskope), and a straight Ligasure™ V (Covidien). Intraoperative ultrasonography allowed to identify the edges of pericystectomy. The specimen was retrieved through the umbilicus in a custom-made plastic bag, and morcellated at that level.

Results: No conversion to open surgery nor insertion of additional ports were necessary. Laparoscopy took 160 minutes, and the final umbilical incision length was 16mm. Pathologic data confirmed the presence of a hydatic cyst. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 5.

Conclusions: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy is beneficial in liver surgery for benign lesions, due to minimal final scar length, which has cosmetic as well as additional potential advantages that need to be further investigated.
G Dapri, V Donckier
Surgical intervention
6 years ago
2836 views
66 likes
0 comments
05:40
Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic pericystectomy of liver segment 7
Background: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy has recently sparked interest mainly to improve cosmetic outcomes, while other potential advantages are currently under evaluation. This video presents a pericystectomy of liver segment 7 performed in a patient with a hydatic cyst.

Clinical case: A 26-year-old female, without any surgical history but with a body mass index of 20.6 kg/m2 consulted for a hepatic lesion. Preoperative work-up showed a hydatic cyst of liver segment 7 with renal adhesions. The procedure was performed using an 11mm reusable port to accommodate a 10mm, 30-degree standard length scope, reusable curved instruments according to Dapri (Karl Storz Endoskope), and a straight Ligasure™ V (Covidien). Intraoperative ultrasonography allowed to identify the edges of pericystectomy. The specimen was retrieved through the umbilicus in a custom-made plastic bag, and morcellated at that level.

Results: No conversion to open surgery nor insertion of additional ports were necessary. Laparoscopy took 160 minutes, and the final umbilical incision length was 16mm. Pathologic data confirmed the presence of a hydatic cyst. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 5.

Conclusions: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy is beneficial in liver surgery for benign lesions, due to minimal final scar length, which has cosmetic as well as additional potential advantages that need to be further investigated.
Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocarcinoma in a cirrhotic patient
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a cirrhotic liver with hemochromatosis. This is the case of a 77-year-old patient who presented with a 40mm HCC located in Couinaud’s liver segment II and III. After left liver mobilization, parenchymal transection was initiated along the left side of the falciform ligament, mainly using the cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA®). Tissue Select mode was used during the exposure of the vascular structure. The Glissonian pedicles of segments III and II were encircled and transected, and finally the suprahepatic vein was divided using an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. The specimen was extracted with a short suprapubic incision. The postoperative outcome was uneventful. Final pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of a well-differentiated HCC.
P Pessaux, T Urade, T Wakabayashi, E Felli, A Mazzotta, Z Cherkaoui, D Mutter, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
2129 views
10 likes
0 comments
07:22
Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocarcinoma in a cirrhotic patient
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a cirrhotic liver with hemochromatosis. This is the case of a 77-year-old patient who presented with a 40mm HCC located in Couinaud’s liver segment II and III. After left liver mobilization, parenchymal transection was initiated along the left side of the falciform ligament, mainly using the cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA®). Tissue Select mode was used during the exposure of the vascular structure. The Glissonian pedicles of segments III and II were encircled and transected, and finally the suprahepatic vein was divided using an Endo GIA™ linear stapler. The specimen was extracted with a short suprapubic incision. The postoperative outcome was uneventful. Final pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of a well-differentiated HCC.
Laparoscopic central hepatectomy using a Glissonian approach for hepatocellular adenoma
A 32-year-old asymptomatic female patient presented an incidental finding of a liver mass during pregnancy. The mass grew during pregnancy, and a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of hepatocellular adenoma. On MRI, a hypodense 7 by 6.1cm mass with adipose infiltration was identified. Previously, it was a 5.8 by 5.1cm mass, located in liver segments IV, V, and VIII inferiorly.
The cystic duct and its artery were ligated. However, the gallbladder was kept in place for traction. After dissection of the anterior pedicle, a linear stapler was applied. The right lobe was mobilized and the right transection line was made according to the ischemia line of the anterior sector.
During the liver transection of segment IVB, the pedicle was identified, and linear stapling helped to control it. The parenchymal transection was performed with an ultrasonic scalpel and bipolar cautery. The liver surface of the anterior sector was demarcated and transected. Both the left and the right plane of transection were inferiorly joined. The middle and right hepatic vein branches were stapled.
The specimen was mobilized. Argon beam and bipolar forceps provided the hemostasis. The specimen was removed via a Pfannenstiel’s incision and a drain was placed. The duration of the procedure was 345 minutes. The estimated blood loss was 1200mL.
The patient was discharged from the intensive care unit on postoperative day 1 and from hospital on postoperative day 4. No complication was noted in 90 days. Pathological findings showed a mass of 10.7 by 8.4 by 4.8cm. The lesion represented a hepatocellular adenoma with negative margins.
R Araujo, D Burgardt, V Vazquez, F Felippe, MA Sanctis, D Wohnrath
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
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Laparoscopic central hepatectomy using a Glissonian approach for hepatocellular adenoma
A 32-year-old asymptomatic female patient presented an incidental finding of a liver mass during pregnancy. The mass grew during pregnancy, and a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of hepatocellular adenoma. On MRI, a hypodense 7 by 6.1cm mass with adipose infiltration was identified. Previously, it was a 5.8 by 5.1cm mass, located in liver segments IV, V, and VIII inferiorly.
The cystic duct and its artery were ligated. However, the gallbladder was kept in place for traction. After dissection of the anterior pedicle, a linear stapler was applied. The right lobe was mobilized and the right transection line was made according to the ischemia line of the anterior sector.
During the liver transection of segment IVB, the pedicle was identified, and linear stapling helped to control it. The parenchymal transection was performed with an ultrasonic scalpel and bipolar cautery. The liver surface of the anterior sector was demarcated and transected. Both the left and the right plane of transection were inferiorly joined. The middle and right hepatic vein branches were stapled.
The specimen was mobilized. Argon beam and bipolar forceps provided the hemostasis. The specimen was removed via a Pfannenstiel’s incision and a drain was placed. The duration of the procedure was 345 minutes. The estimated blood loss was 1200mL.
The patient was discharged from the intensive care unit on postoperative day 1 and from hospital on postoperative day 4. No complication was noted in 90 days. Pathological findings showed a mass of 10.7 by 8.4 by 4.8cm. The lesion represented a hepatocellular adenoma with negative margins.
Laparoscopic central hepatectomy for hepatoma using a Glissonian approach
Introduction: Although laparoscopic liver resection has been widely adopted, performing a total laparoscopic central hepatectomy remains a challenging and technically demanding procedure because it requires two transection planes. This video illustrates a useful technique for laparoscopic central hepatectomy, which was successfully performed in a cirrhotic patient with hepatoma. Method: We demonstrated a total laparoscopic central hepatectomy which was performed in a 65-year-old woman who had a centrally located hepatoma, and this tumor was in contact with the middle hepatic vein. The operative procedure was performed by using five ports with the patient placed in a low lithotomy position. Results: The technique was successfully performed without any complications. The operative time was 380 min. Intraoperative blood loss was 60mL. The length of hospital stay was 5 days. The pathological report was well-differentiated HCC and free surgical margins. Conclusions: Laparoscopic central hepatectomy for hepatoma by using a Glissonian approach is feasible and safe.
R Chanwat, C Bunchaliew
Surgical intervention
3 months ago
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Laparoscopic central hepatectomy for hepatoma using a Glissonian approach
Introduction: Although laparoscopic liver resection has been widely adopted, performing a total laparoscopic central hepatectomy remains a challenging and technically demanding procedure because it requires two transection planes. This video illustrates a useful technique for laparoscopic central hepatectomy, which was successfully performed in a cirrhotic patient with hepatoma. Method: We demonstrated a total laparoscopic central hepatectomy which was performed in a 65-year-old woman who had a centrally located hepatoma, and this tumor was in contact with the middle hepatic vein. The operative procedure was performed by using five ports with the patient placed in a low lithotomy position. Results: The technique was successfully performed without any complications. The operative time was 380 min. Intraoperative blood loss was 60mL. The length of hospital stay was 5 days. The pathological report was well-differentiated HCC and free surgical margins. Conclusions: Laparoscopic central hepatectomy for hepatoma by using a Glissonian approach is feasible and safe.